Nomination: Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights

Eickhoff, Diane. Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights. 2016. 230p. Quindaro Press, $17.95 (978-0-9669258-8-3). Gr.8-up

While everyone knows the names of women’s rights leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, few know the name of Clarina Nichols. Author Diane Eickoff sheds a much needed light on this all but forgotten “crusader for women’s rights.”

Nomination: Outrun the Moon

Lee, Stacey. Outrun the Moon. 2016. 400p. Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (978-0-399-17541-1). Gr.7-up.

Determined to become a businesswoman, Mercy Wong uses her intelligence and ingenuity to be admitted into the the all-white St. Clare’s School for Girls. But when disaster strikes, Mercy and the girls of St. Clare’s must work together to save themselves and to help others.